Trump to stress ‘America First’ in national security strategy: report

Trump to stress ‘America First’ in national security strategy: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE in a speech on Monday will detail the administration’s new national security strategy, which will reportedly emphasize the threats from Russia, China and North Korea and promote his "America First" agenda.

According to excerpts of the document reported by Reuters, the president will label China and Russia “revisionist powers.”

“They are determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence,” an excerpt says, as reported by the news service.


Trump will also talk about the threat of hacking, but will not label climate change a threat to national security, as the previous administration did. 

The Fourth National Climate Assessment last month released its first volume, a report which issued a dire warning on the effects of climate change, including a future increase in wildfires and heat waves.

A report earlier this month said Trump had approved a national security strategy that had won the support of key Cabinet secretaries like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Trump in the strategy to be outlined on Monday is also expected to highlight North Korea’s aggression, which the president has tried to quell with China's help.

“As missiles grow in numbers, types, and effectiveness, to include those with greater ranges, they are the most likely means for states like North Korea to use a nuclear weapon against the United States. North Korea is also pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile,” an excerpt reads.